["Christopher Marlowe was baptised as 'Marlow,' but he spelled his name 'Marley' in his one known surviving signature." David Kathman. [http://shakespeareauthorship.com/name1.html#3 "The Spelling and Pronunciation of Shakespeare's Name: Pronunciation."]]
also known as '''Kit Marlowe''' (Baptism|baptised
26 February 156430 May 1593), was an English playwright
of the Elizabethan era
. Marlowe was the foremost English Renaissance theatre|Elizabethan tragedy|tragedian
of his day.
[Robert A. Logan, ''Shakespeare's Marlowe'' (2007) p.4. "During Marlowe's lifetime, the popularity of his plays, Robert Greene's ... remarks... ]